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Just looking for a bit of advice really, I have watercooled before but only a preconfigured kit, looking at building one from scratch for a new upgrade am planning.

Does the attached setup look ok? am aiming to use 2 x 240mm Rads on the back and top of case, loop will include both graphics and CPU.

My main question is do you reckon it would be worth putting an extra radiator in between the second rad and the graphics cooler.

Am going to stick it all in a server tower case we have at work and mod it so it doesn't look beige and rubbish.

Would there be much of a benefit in using 360mm rads over 240mm ones?

All ideas are welcome will stick a build log up when I finally get started on the case.
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post #2 of 7
A good 360 rad would take care of a CPU and GPU, if not dual GPUs. Radiators are way underrated for their cooling capacity, to be honest. Dual 240s would give you a little headroom, but you plan to do dual GPUs? Sig dun say..., but PSU does tongue.gif
 
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You'll be fine with 480 worth of rad, as for the loop order.. It really does not matter, just set it up however makes it look clean/less tubing. Looking at it real quick, I would reverse everything so the water is going down first. Just makes filling/bleeding a bit easier and quicker, however it doesn't matter much.
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Thanks for the advice guys, have not been on for a couple of years so sig needs updating. Only got one gpu but plan to dual eventually.

Will prob have a better idea once I have a proper look at the server case for exact layout. What do you think about dual resevoirs? I was thinking of having another before the gpu(s) to give a bit more cooling.


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post #5 of 7
More than 1 res does nothing besides add to the cost. Water temps will reach an equilibrium eventually so it will not help temps, just give it an extra few minutes before it gets to equilibrium. I would suggest against it.
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I can imagine between 2 res's the flowrate would die, depending on the reservoirs ofc, but I wouldn't try it.

I guess one would get a pressure buildup but anything with some flow resistance between the reservoirs & I can imagine you'd soon find it overflowing if you left the top off, it's not an ideal way to run a system.
    
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post #7 of 7
More than 1 res would make no difference at all. That just wastes more $$$$.
The rads will do fine.
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